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the exact same problems of people asking for more and more people and creating a city where there is very wealthy and very poor people. so i would like to give a quick shout out in that direction to supervisor olague, who is having the san francisco housing authority try to film its meetings. it doesn't even meet at city hall and this is the kind of inequity i'm talking about. we need accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, wh
what we see now is a bit of an abuse in terms of the number of vendors that the city has leased space to in our parks. and parks and recreation is for parks and recreation and not necessarily should be a place where we are leasing space to more vendors than we particularly need in specific areas. there is a place for vendors, for food vendors for various vendors in certain areas of the parks, but i think we are focusing way too much time on trying to figure out how we generate revenue for the city more so than we are trying to figure out how to make sure that those uses are good uses for the people who use the parks . >> julian davis here. you know, i think we're seeing somewhat of a crisis in our parks and recreation department. i found that the department is severely mismanaged. we have synthetic fields going we have privatization and commercialization of our park spaces. we have rec directors being fired and park patrol officers being hired. we have onerous fees for access to community space, pricing community events out of our park spaces. the question is about whether particular
district and also students at the city college level to be able to weigh in on those types of questions. and i would be open to considering other elections as well. but i think as mr. everett mentioned, at a minimum, i would consider supporting and allowing non-citizens to vote in either of those two. >> here i am different. i have two children in public school and i would love to see citizens and non-citizens engaged in the school, at the school level. i think that is great. and i think we should do everything possible to engage these people at the school level, get them involved in their school. i, you know, personally from the friends that have i, who are non-citizens, they haven't been clamoring to vote for the board of education and to me if you are a citizen you get to vote. if you are not a citizen, you don't get to vote. if it's easier to perhaps we need to look at how easy it is to become a citizen, but my experience is if you want parent to participate in their children's education, get them involved in their schools. i feel a little differently at the community college level
around the issue. regardless of the merits of this particular proposal, one thing i want to bring to city hall is a locally sourced healthy food insurance. santa clara county recently band all vending machines from their county facilities and i think we can lead by example, whether it's city hall, hospitals or our schools we should insist on healthy foods and healthy food choices and teaching our children how to grow their own food and cooking. so i would like to see an increase in community garden and an increase in the city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is
for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is adequate? >> yes. i think it's important that we continue in this direction. i was one of those persons who grew up -- i mean my grandmother raised me and my brothers and she worked as a maid and couldn't afford health care. and luckily we had medicare and we were able to go to the doctor and the dentist. i still have my same dentist who has been my dentist since i actually had teeth. i just think it's great that kids and people who don't have access to health care have access to health care. we need to look at ways to move into that direction and i think san francisco has definitely led the way for our president to move forward with obamacare and i'm excited about that and i think we can find more innovative ways to fund this. part of that is taking the fees from the employers who have those fees who aren't using it for reimbursement and other costs that we take those fees and use them for appropriate purposes. >> mr. resignato. >> thank you chris for the health question, i
regions in the south bay and east bay would not share. would you support san francisco using city taxpayer dollars to pay mtc for the cost of providing free muni service to young people in san francisco? in other words, if mtc isn't willing to do it on its own, should the city be paying more money into mtc to get the service out of mtc? >> as a last resort. that would be certainly the last way of funding it that i would look at. there is a continuity problem between the different transportation agencies that make it a little bit unworkable. at this present time i think one of the ways to deal with the issue is to see if the nuts and bolts of it can be tweaked a little bit to make it into a workable solution. maybe that may take a little bit more time, but i don't think as a sort of knee-jerk reaction we need to put the burden on taxpayers. with that being said it's vitally important for people to get around and especially those who can't afford and if you are a young person, i think that is a very important consideration as well. again, the focus should be on tweaking the nuts and bolts
city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is adequate? >> yes. i think it's important that we continue in this direction. i was one of those persons who grew up -- i mean my grandmother raised me and my brothers and she worked as a maid and couldn't afford health care. and luckily we had medicare and we were able to go to the doctor and the dentist. i still have my same dentist who has been my dentist since i actually had teeth. i just think it's great that kids and people who don't have access to health care have access to health care. we need
fiscal policy and related matters. fiscal analysts project that the city's liabilities will increase substantially in the coming years. miss breed, mr. everett, and miss johnson, if the city needs to generate new revenue to balance its budget, what new or increased taxes or fees should it consider? çk w miss breed, mr. everett and mr. johnson. >> london breed. i think part of what i see is a lot of waste and i also see a lot of very high salaries. i think we need to start by making sure, for example, when not going to pay for bottled water and that saved the city millions of dollars. i think we need to start looking at things, like cutting the costs on the number of vehicles we use, gas and some of the basics in order to save revenue in that capacity. we also need to look at the salaries. i know that we, as members of the board of supervisors, that is a little bit more difficult, because we get into potentially micromanaging. but in terms of fees, there are a number of ways to look at new fees, but i do think that we need to manage what we have now in a responsible way before we s
could use that revenue to fund our public schools and restore jtor city college. >> thank you, miss selby. >> two of the things that are being done this november and i would love for to you vote for both of them, 30 and 38. those are two measures that would raise money for education and money in education is in dire straits. it's okay to vote for both. i also do support gross receipts. and i'm a small business person, and i wanted to let you all know that i have done sort of looked what i pay now $9,000. i have seven employees and i pay $9,000 a year and i will pay $750. so for small businesses the gross receipts actually does help and does not put the burden on the little guy and it is progressive and so it does become progressively as you make more money. many one concern with small businesses there are businesses out there that have a lot of gross receipts, but they have no profit. and this is something that the only thing that concerns about those two things. finally i would be okay with reinstating the vehicle license fee at the levels it was before. >> thank you. candidate j
believe the city is really challenged with issues dealing with equity and i believe there are many people who are being forced out of the city in part because they can't find jobs. so jobs has been a huge priority for us. trying to find -- trying to work with city agencies, with community-based organizations, to make sure that young people, especially, have opportunities to make choices in their lives. and so that is why we have been focused very much on job-training and wrap-around services in that respect also. i think there are older adults and other folks who also could use additional employment. so i think jobs is a big issue for me. >> miss johnson? >> i agree that it's difficult to pick just one issue. but i think a lot of our policy issues that we're having, that you have in front of us come from a lack of accountable. where is your money being spent? how is it being spent? there is a lot of mismanagement. and there is a lot of money that goes places we don't know where it's going. and you can see it running through all of this discussion of all of the polices. are our ele
think we should require nert training. we're in a city that the first-responders, even if you had a gazillion firefighters, first of all, most of them don't live here unfortunately and secondly we're going to need all of us when it comes to a big earthquake. when you get this training they say 80% of the people will be needing to be helped. very minorly injureded and then we'll have the training to help them. so i think that would be a really awesome thing if we could all be nert trained and require it. >> mr. resignato, is this time card 3 or 4 for you? >> this is 3. >> from what it sounds like, Û: think i need to become a nert, because i'm a nerd already, but i could become a nert. i love the prevention questions. keep them coming. i'm passionate about prevention. there is a simple thing to make sure that when our earthquake hits we can do what is called "shelter in place." we can keep people in their homes. basically we have lot of multi-family homes with soft understories with a garage, but there is a lot of weight on top. what happened in the loma prieta earthquake, it's
start to open the door to new opportunities to increasing revenue for the city. >> thank you. mr. everett. >> what we need to do is stop raising revenue off the backs of people who could afford it the least. if we're going to go out and give tax breaks to twitter, besides the reasoning associated with that, we can't at the same time say we increase your parking or the cost to ride muni and the direct and real impact that has on the lives of ordinary people that. is what my campaign is all about. it might seem like a small issue, parking fees, but by implication, those who can afford it the least, those are the ones without garages. the most important asset you have as a low-income individual is your automobile. i'm on the campaign trail on a daily basis and people lament and almost cry to me because their vehicle has been booted or towed and they cannot get to work. san francisco has to stop raising revenue off the backs of people who can afford it the least. >> thank you, miss johnson. >> if you look on the sheets that has all of our combined answers you will see that i'm one
-first city, which means improving muni, so it's a viable transit option for everybody. i agree with increasing bike access and even experting with sunday streets, which is closing off a lot of your streets to car traffic. i think it's a great model, but i also think we have to do the simple things like fix the roads and sidewalks. there are a lot of places in district 5 where the sidewalks are in disrepair. i have had several friends who have tripped and fallen, but really who that impacts the most are the elderly and the disabled, who have a hard enough time getting around, let alone if the sidewalk is messed up. transit issues are important and i would like to see those things worked on and that is what i will do as supervisor. >> miss olague? >> as supervisor i have been working on many issues, so it's really difficult for me to prioritize any one set of issues. so we have been prioritizing transit issues and affordable housing issues. and the rest of it, but right now i believe the city is really challenged with issues dealing with equity and i believe there are many peo
. >> so, in summary, this project is the... as rich mentioned the first pace bond for the city of san francisco the first project to receive qbce interest rates report and the first and unique public, private collaboration between the city, the port, the puc, the lodges the johnson controls and we are very excited to participate in this project. that concludes my report. thank you. >> is there any public comment? >> very well. commissioners? >> i just... i for one am very excited as a big proponent for solar power and energy efficientcy. thank you both for all of the hard work on this. >> ditto. >> yeah, i think that we all feel the same, so thank you very much. >> okay. item 9 d, request authorization to issue a request to proposals to rehab tait and retenant the pier 38 bulkhead building located on delancey street and embarcadero. >> my name is john doll and i promise to be brief. this is a follow up to an information item that was presented two weeks ago. regarding a staff recommendation for a selection process for the pier 38 rehabilitation project. at that time, port commissioner
for cities plan that we have not seen yet. but, we have enough of the sense of directions that they are going in that we can begin to start that dialogue between the planning department and the port staff, and oewd and the developers and so, yes, that coordination is going on. >> okay, we are clearly pier 70 is a very, very important development for the port and it is obviously a combination of things, open space, historic buildings and the forecity development and so we will be watching it and hearing the progress rment report and how we will go forward with a lot of interest. >> i want to say that this is a very exciting project and there will be a lot of work that has to go into it, but i want to make sure that we take the dae into consideration and make sure whatever they are doing there they are in line with because our ship repair is very important to us. but this is exciting, it is going to be a whole new community and i am looking forward to working with everyone. >> thank you. >> okay. >> item 9 c, request approval of a fightal mitigated negative declaration and aden um, and the jeff
is an effort led by the city planning department who worked with the community benefit district and the larger community where many issues were addressed and shaped the final project. the project manager from city planning is here and available today. the city's department of public works is the project's sponsor to implement the construction, and john thomas of dpw is also here today. the city is supplying $5 millen to fund the work. in 2008 to 2010. the city planning department completed the fisherman's warf plan which includes the proposed jefferson street plan, jefferson street is the main commercial spine of fisherman's warf. the east end is near pier by powell street. jurisdiction includes all sidewalks and up to the building faces on the south side. the jefferson street plan is bold, for the two blocks before you it takes a 37 foot width street with two travel lanes and parking on each side and narrowing it to 24 feet. jefferson would also be changed from one way to two way, making it easier to understand and reach destinations. the street would not... the section, it shows it as much.
, maine. for more information on this and other cities, go to c-span.org/localcontent. >> from the 12th annual national book festival in washington, d.c., a discussion about dwight eisenhower with biographer jean edward smith, author of "eisenhower in war and peace," and david eisenhower and julie nixon eisenhower, authors of "going home to glory." it's about 40 minutes. >> we hope you have been enjoying this extraordinary national book festival.nj [applause]vedore >> we have involved more authore than anytime in the 12 yearstor history of this festival. we'rey thankful. your responses make the free public event possible, and one of them is the wells fargo, which has been the sponsor of this particular pavilion, history and biography. in a moment, i introduce to you michael l. golden, wells fargo's regional president for greater washington, d.c., who will introduce our closing authors today. we're privileged to have with him, of course, not only an extraordinary biographer but also the two inheritors of the legacy of the man who is not only led what is often called the greatest generati
. >> giant play off game just one of many events turning this weekend into traffic mess for the city of san francisco. big event big crowd. 1 million visitors expected to kilometer into the city this wednesday. america's cup. world series. along the embarcadero hardly strictly blue grass festival in golden gate park. giants have my off games at 6:30 p.m. both saturday and sunday. lus the castro street fair and ilian heritage parade on sunday and that doesn't even include fleet week. >> that's always a thrill. blue angel practicing over san francisco this afternoon for the show this weekend. 7 news with a look at all of the hoopla going on around here. wayne? >>reporter: all right san francisco. are you ready? >> ready for what? >>reporter: if she really needs to know. she should ask george. >> i have fleet week. i have the boat race on sunday. fr frainers playing sunday. i have the giants playing saturday and sunday. i got bieber playing saturday. i got madonna playing saturday and sunday. tive the ucla playing cal. >>reporter: in short estimated 1 million people trying to g
people, working on projects in the case of future per -- perfect people working in cities and things like patent reform and new ways to fund prescription drugs. new ways to collaborate on the internet and fund the arts which is quick starter, i read about. a lot of different fields and made up of different stories about different fields, but it is still very early in the game with all these developments. and so, you know, future per fwek is designed kind of a short book, i wrote it, not to be fully comprehensive, in a way amplify those voices to celebrate what they were doing and inspire other people to come along and build on the new tradition. >> host: from your book, where good ideas come from, natural history of innovation, published in 2010, the history of being spectacularly right has a shadow history lurking behind it. a much longer history of being spectacularly wrong again and again and not just wrong but messy. error often creates a path that leads you to keep error often creates a path that leads you out of your comfortable assumptions. being right keeps you in place. being wro
on fox... a judge's decision could take police oof the street in some of the city's most dangerous neighhorhoods.all of it... over paperwork. paperwork.megan illiland is liveefrom city police headquarters with more on the controversial change in policy. good mornnng uys,many officers don't want to talk possible retribbtion by some ju. judges.it's aal over the use of electronic signaturesson charging documents.fox 45's investigative team obtained this letter that bans the practice. it was written by distrrct court chief judge ben clyburn last month... stating that an ink-on-paper signature is requiied.but ssme officers pn the city say a written signature amounts to more time police officers have time to their own reports of prroable cause and the answer i would say is yes in the past... charging documents would be written and approachhstrongly supportee by phe baltimore city state's attorrey's office. no word on what prompted this change.i'm megan gilliland, fox45 morning news. a beltsville man experiences car trouble... bbt it has ánoth! car!nats of cat meowing! meowing!it was
of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.all of it... over paperwork.. paperwork..the rulingginnolves the use of electronic documents.fox 45's ing -3 this letter that bans the practicc. it was written by district court chief judge ben clyburn last month... stating is required.but some officers in tte city say a written signature mounts to more time 15:18:24 the issue is do the k.- police offiiers have time to cause and the answer i woold say is yes in the pastt.. charging documents would be written and transmitted electronically. an the baltimore city state's attorney's office.no word on what prompted thisschange. 3 poday... both candidates return to ohio to sway voters in the swing state. state.president bama s pcheduled to speak at hio state university at 5 o'clock. his republican challenger... mitt romney... is campaigning in akron at 7.it's the last day for residents in hio to register to vote. orroles fans patiencc finally paas off. off. for the second time in two days, the starr offthe late night is worth it.last the day when the orioles last won a playoff game n baltimo
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very cool out across big chunk of the country. 50 over in denver. 59 in rapid city and even cool ouof cleveland, temperatures in the 40s. 53 in new york city. that is for a strong cold front pushing eastward bringing cooler weather in parts of canada through portions of midwest, great lakes and across the northeast. so very cool air down from canada. in parts of the northeast we are dealing with effects from the cold front, showers in pennsylvania and across some of the great lakes. we have a heavier batch of showers move across the new york city area and parts of massachusetts and connecticut. so we had to deal with heavy downpours. there is a bit of a lull but there are areas of drizzle in northern parts of new jersey and upstate new york. at we head to the southeast, it's not producing a lot of rain. light drizzle across parts of the western carolinas. big impact is the cooler air mass that is settling on in. tonight, very cold out across parts of the plains. not as bad in parts of iowa and missouri. last night we were talking about temperatures below 30 degrees, now a little bette
seeker is at it again in new york city. david blaine is spending three days in the middle of a million volts of electricity. the only thing reflecting that is a chain-built body suit. >> blaine fascination with electricity, as well as a human plasma ball. this is interactive. fans can control the amounts of electricity zapping him with the touch. >> i hope he doesn't have any enemies or disgruntled ex-wives out there. are you kidding me. >> from the free fall to the electricity. we're getting. >> reporter: boring. >> we've been boring a lot so -- man. >>> well, the old ball and chain may not be bad after all in. looks like hauling around your better half can pay off. >> couples all over gathered in maine for the annual wife-carrying championship over the weekend. >> can you do that? like a piggyback ride. >> i respect that. they don't have to be actually husband and wife to do this thing. the team can be, you know, friends or whatever. but they did have to skillfully navigate a tricky course. a three-foot hurdle and a pond called the widow maker. >> they won the wife's weight in beer,
'm not half way through my term. let's continue what we are doing and run the city. thank you all. >> bruce johnson is on the phone with us. you heard the mayor's reaction. do you stand by what you said? >> you know, this is going to strange to you, but i tend to agree with the mayor. i don't know how much of a story was there. i never called it a story. if i thought it was a big deal, breaking news as it was treated, i would have been sitting alongside you talking about this story into the camera. i never reported the mayor wouldn't seek a second term. what i did tweet on my personal account this morning, it came from a recent conversation that i had with a source. somebody who has been around town, been around d.c. politics for a long time. somebody close to the mayor. somebody who raised money for the mayor. and in that conversation, and we covered a number of topics. this person says to me, the mayor won't run again regardless of where the federal probe goes. she, meaning that person, is now looking for another candidate. now because of limitations, i could have said a lot more. after
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